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Just how hungry can a Kingfish be?

A few years ago this Kingfish was caught aboard Earl Grey II by one of our anglers. When Steve went to gill and gut this Kingfish he was amazed to find a freshly eaten whole penguin in the stomach cavity. And a good sized one at...


We have had a number of our anglersasking for recipes to cook their catch lately. Here are a couple of our favourites plus a salsa that is absolutely divine with simple baked, fried or grilled fish whether Snapper, Kingfish or other species such as seared Tuna. We...

How do we go about increasing the survival rates of released fish?

How do we go about increasing the survival rates of released fish?

What an amazing start to the season! With such great weather and temperatures more like the height of summer, many are thinking it is time to be out on the water fishing. There is certainly an increase in fish activity as the water temperatures start to rise with...

Covid-19 and the keen angler

Covid-19 and the keen angler

The recent resurgence of Covid-19 in Auckland and the resulting level 3 lockdown there has been a wake-up call for us all and bought back memories of the full level 4 lockdown we all endured earlier this year.  March, April and May are prime months for targeting...

What happens when you catch a baby Mako shark?

It is not unusual to catch various types of shark or at least have some form of shark action going on when targeting Yellowtail Kingfish with live bait. This particular day, while fishing a reef off Rocky Point in the Bay of Islands, one of our anglers hooked up a...

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Wendy & Steve Butler

Email: fish@earlgreyfishing.co.nz

Phone (within NZ): 027 205 4401

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